Marty Awards 2017

Mississauga’s very own MARTY Awards honour Top Artists

–by N.Jatin

Mississauga’s very own MARTY Awards was celebrated mid-last month. Leading artists were honoured at the 2017 MARTY awards ceremony by the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC). The awards were presented on Thursday May 18, at the Mississauga Convention Centre. A large number of nominated artists walked the carpet and mingled with the numerous media personnel covering the event. The Mississauga Arts Council was pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 MARTY Awards in the following categories :

Festival of the Year – TD Mosaic

Lifetime Achievement – Robert J. Sawyer
Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year – Jake Dheer
Emerging Literary Arts – Rebecca Zseder
Established Literary Arts – Larrisa Fleurette Ho
Emerging Media Arts – Shazia Javed
Established Media Arts – Rosa Wang
Emerging Music Solo – Vocalists – Nicholas Cunha
Established Music Solo – Vocalists – Chuck Jackson
Established Music Solo – Vocalists – Alx Veliz

Emerging Music Solo – Instrumental – Naoko Sakata
Established Music Solo – Instrumental – Yi-Jia Susanne Hou
Emerging Music Group – Keys to Belfast
Established Music Group  – Billy Talent
Emerging Visual Arts – Angela Chao
Established Visual Arts – Laura Beaton
Emerging Theatre – Adriana Serra
Established Theatre – City Centre Musical Production
Established Dance – Frog in Hand Company
Creative Design – David DixonThe Mississauga Arts Council, established in 1981 by City Resolution, is a non-profit registered charity governed by a Board of Directors. Their mission is ‘to foster and develop, support and champion a vibrant, dynamic arts community in the city of Mississauga through services, to enrich the lives of its citizens’. They are the most comprehensive resource for arts and entertainment information in the city of Mississauga. The Mississauga Arts Council is instrumental in advocating for the building of Arts Spaces in this city, including Meadowvale Theatre, the Art Gallery of Mississauga and the Living Arts Centre.

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